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What a Difference a Year Makes

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Justin Bieber, 25, has broken a 59-year chart record once held by Elvis Presley.

According to "The Guardian", Bieber's new album, Changes, which now tops the U.S. charts, makes Bieber the youngest artist in history to get seven Number 1 albums. The last artist to do that was Elvis Presley in 1961 with the album Blue Hawaii -- when he was 26.

It's Like He's Been With Us Forever

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Bieber was just 16 when he got his first number 1 album, for My World 2.0. Four of his subsequent albums, along with two others, also hit the top spot. In addition, Bieber is number 1 on the R&B and country songs charts for this week.

The Nitty Gritty

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Some stats from Billboard:

"Changes marks not only Bieber’s seventh No. 1, but his ninth top 10 effort -- the entirety of his charting albums.

Here’s a look at all nine of his albums on the Billboard 200: Changes (No. 1), Purpose (No. 1; Dec. 5, 2015), Believe: Acoustic (No. 1; Feb. 16, 2013), Believe (No. 1; July 7, 2012), Under the Mistletoe (No. 1; Nov. 19, 2011), Never Say Never: The Remixes EP (No. 1; March 5, 2011), My Worlds Acoustic (No. 7; Dec. 11, 2010), My World 2.0 (No. 1 for four weeks; April 10, 2010) and My World EP (No. 5; April 10, 2010)."

Happy For the Biebs, Sorry Elvis

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Fans are of course elated.

@estherwuff wrote in all caps:

"JUSTIN BIEBER IS OFFICIALY THE YOUNGEST ARTIST IN HISTORY TO EARN SEVEN #1 ALBUMS BEATING THE RECORD PREVIOUSLY HELD BY ELVIS PRESLEY HE REALLY IS THE GREATEST ARTIST OF OUR GENERATION PERIOD"

Another all-caps announcement:

"JUSTIN BIEBER EARNED HIS 7TH NUMBER 1 ALBUM AND IS THE YOUNGEST ARTIST IN HISTORY TO ACHIEVE THIS SINCE ELVIS PRESLEY. ICONIC"

BTS Is Coming

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According to fans of another world-famous group, Bieber may not be sitting at that spot for very long.

"Despite his achievement, Bieber is unlikely to enjoy a long reign at the top of the charts.South Korean pop group BTS unveiled their latest album, Map of the Soul: 7, last Friday - after amassing pre-orders of 4.02 million copies worldwide. @BTS_twt," wrote @MyGalaxyBTSArmy.

Hold Our Beer, Say The Beatles

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The BBC also made mention of Billboard's comment that if you take into account bands like the Beatles, Bieber's record falls short.

"If one included groups in our calculation, all four members of The Beatles were younger than Bieber on the occasion of the band’s seventh No. 1. The Fab Four achieved their seventh leader (of a record 19) with Rubber Soul on Jan. 8, 1966.

At the time, the oldest member of the group was Ringo Starr, who was only 25 years and six months old, while the youngest member, George Harrison, was just 22 years and 10 months old."

Well, if you're gonna get technical about it.

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